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    Default Jin Yong Novels: sword techniques vs palm techniques and non weapon combat

    I noticed that the wuxia worlds in Jin Yong's novels are either totally dominated by ridiculously amazing sword skills or palm skills and non weapon combat

    SPW - sword
    LOCH - palm
    ROCH - sword
    HSDS - palm
    DGSD - palm
    FFSM - sword
    B&S - palm
    SSWRB - sword

    anyone else notice? is there a reason?

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    The sword is considered the gentleman of weapon's, which fits into the whole idea of a 'xia' which is a knight-errant/hero after all. In addition, it is considered the hardest weapon to master (although perhaps the easiest weapon to learn). Likewise, palm/weaponless combat is considered to be something which only the best experts can use.
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    How is ROCH dominated by sword? Don't tell me its the HIS... Then HSDS should also be considered SWORD, with the very word in its title.

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    Maybe i should edit the original post. Its not the fact that ROCH or HSDS is dominated by great sword skills or weaponless skills, its just that the majority of the fights in ROCH seem to be with swords. This is especially true with SPW

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    Quote Originally Posted by flamer View Post
    How is ROCH dominated by sword? Don't tell me its the HIS... Then HSDS should also be considered SWORD, with the very word in its title.
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